The Vocal Melodies of Scotland (Gow, Nathaniel)

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Arranger Nathaniel Gow (1764-1831)
Engraver Walker & Anderson
Publisher. Info. Edinburgh: Nathaniel Gow, n.d.(ca.1816).
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General Information

Work Title The Vocal Melodies of Scotland
Alternative. Title The Vocal Melodies of Scotland ... arranged for the Piano Forte or Harp, Violin & Violoncello by Nathaniel Gow
Composer Gow, Nathaniel
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Dedication Duke of Buccleuch & Queensberry
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation piano/harp and/or violin and cello (the lines are mostly not labelled, either it is 1) unlabelled keyboard format, 2) treble clef (sometimes with double stops) + keyboard format

Navigation etc.

  • Although the title is The Vocal Melodies, there is no music with lyrics printed here. Several pieces are Haydn's arrangements of Scottish folksongs.
  • In Part 1, the treble clef part is labelled "violin".
  • In Part 2, the treble clef is unlabelled, and sometimes has double stops (stems in the same direction), and sometimes notes with stems opposing. The stems down part would be a 2nd violin, or perhaps the cello.
  • There is no separate bass clef part for the cello, but it is implied in the bottom line of the keyboard/harp part.
  • A few tunes have attributions: Mr. Oswald (James Oswald?); the late Mr. Oswald of Auchincruive; William Shield (credited for Auld Lang Syne)